Bruce Gordon PhotoBruce Gordon: “Remembering Zwingli in 2019: Current Debates about the Reformer and His Legacy”

Bruce Gordon is the Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Yale Divinity School.  He obtained his Ph. D. from the University of Saint Andrews, in Scotland, where he taught modern history and served as deputy director of the Saint Andrews Reformation Studies Institute before joining the faculty at Yale.  He is the author of several major works, including The Swiss Reformation (Manchester University Press, 2002) and Calvin (Yale University Press, 2009).

Amy Nelson Burnett PhotoAmy Nelson Burnett: “Clash of the Titans: Luther, Erasmus and the Sacraments in the Swiss Reformation”

Amy Nelson Burnett holds the Paula and D.B. Varner University Professor of History chair at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she specializes in early modern European history.  She received her Ph. D. from the University of Madison-Wisconsin.  She is the author of Teaching the Reformation: Ministers and their message in Basel, 1529-1629 (Oxford University Press, 2006), and co-editor of A Companion to the Swiss Reformation (Brill, 2016). Her latest book is Debating the Sacraments: Print and Authority in the Early Reformation (Oxford University Press 2019). 

John Roth PhotoJohn Roth: “'The axe has been laid to the root...': Zwingli, the Anabaptists, and the Limits of Reform in the Swiss Reformation”

John Roth is a professor of history at Goshen College, and Director of the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism (ISGA).  He is the author of several works including Stories: How Mennonites came to be (Herald Press, 2006). He is currently at work on Separationism and the Believers Church Tradition, ed. William Brackney and John D. Roth (Eugene, Ore.: Wipf and Stock, forthcoming).  He received his Ph. D. from the University of Chicago.  He was a recipient of the Washington Theological Consortium 2018 Ecumenism Award “for outstanding contributions to the Mennonite-Lutheran dialogue, scholarship, and leadership in the wider cause of Christian unity.”

Jordan Ballor PhotoJordan Ballor: “Church, State and the Swiss Reformation”

Jordan Ballor earned his doctorate in theology from the University of Zürich, and his Ph. D. from Calvin Theological Seminary.  He is currently a senior research fellow and the director of publishing at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty.  He conducts postdoctoral research in theology and economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam as part of the “What Good Markets are Good for” project. He is the author of Covenant, Causality, and Law: a study in the theology of Wolfgang Musculus (Vandenhoek and Ruprecht, 2012).

Ether Chung-Kim PhotoEsther Chung-Kim: “Poor Relief and the Politics of Preaching in Sixteenth-Century Zürich”

Esther Chung-Kim is an associate professor of religious studies at Claremont McKenna College.  She specializes in the history of world Christianity, including the European Reformation, and also teaches seminars on Poverty, Wealth and Social Change, European Reformations, and Christianity and Politics in East Asia.  Her most recent journal article is titled, "Aid for Refugees: Religion, Migration and Poor Relief in Sixteenth-century Geneva," in Reformation and Renaissance Review 20:1 (2018). She obtained her MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary and her Ph. D. from Duke University.